CPP Leader Sonia Gandhi calls for meeting ahead of upcoming Parliament Session; to decide on Leader of Party in LS

Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) Leader Sonia Gandhi is expected to call a meeting to decide the party’s strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha Session slated to start from June 17. UPA Chairperson is also expected to chalk out the party’s plans and issues that all its 52 MPs will take in the Parliament Session.

Being the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) Chairperson, Gandhi will decide the name of the leader of the party in Lok Sabha. While Sources claimed that Congress Senior Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad will continue to the party’s Leader in Rajya Sabha and Anand Sharma as deputy leader in the upper house.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Core group of Congress led by Senior AK Antony met informally to take stock of the political situation. Reportedly, The Congress party is in dilemma as to who will take over and lead the party, sources said.

Meanwhile, Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday visited her Lok Sabha Constituency Raebareli. Earlier on June 1, Sonia Gandhi, former Congress President, and UPA Chairperson was elected as Leader of Congress Parliamentary Party in the meeting of all 52 MPs held in the national Capital.

It should be noted that Congress President Rahul Gandhi had made it clear that all its 52 MPs will provide no walkover to the BJP.

READ: ‘BJP will have no walkover in Parliament, Our MPs will work like brave-hearted lions’: Rahul Gandhi

The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha will begin from June 17th and will continue till July 26. While the President Ram Nath Kovind will address the sitting of both the houses on June 20.

The Economic Survey will be released on the 4th of July a day before. While next day, that is on July 5th, new Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will table the full-fledged budget in the House.

The Congress faced a crushing defeat in national polls and won 52 seats, which is only 8 more than it got in 2014 national polls. It has also lost some of its strongholds across the country including Rahul Gandhi’s Amethi in Uttar Pradesh and Jyotiraditya Scindia‘s Guna in Madhya Pradesh.

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